William T. Neal, Jr.

first_imgIt is with a heavy heart and tear-filled eyes that we post that William (Bill) T. Neal, Jr., 64, passed away on September 5, 2016.  His family was by his side, at his home, when he peacefully drifted off to be with the Lord. Bill was born on September 10, 1951 in Batesville, Indiana to the late William T. and Opal (Robertson) Neal, Sr.  He graduated from Jac-Cen-Del Jr.-Sr. High School in 1969 and married his high school sweetheart, Lila (Coyle) Neal on February 6, 1970 at Mud Pike Baptist Church outside of Osgood, Indiana.  Together, they attended Purdue University where he received a degree in Animal Science in 1973.  Upon graduation, the couple returned to and would remain in Osgood, Indiana.Bill embodied a true entrepreneurial spirit.  He was a hard worker who strived for perfection; as a result, he accomplished much success during his career.  He opened his first business in 1973, Heritage Homes, a mobile home retail company.  In 1978, he went to work for Versailles Motors while obtaining his real estate license.  In 1979, he took a broker position with Meisberger & Associates and while there received top sales honors.  Bill then started Heritage Realty and Construction Company in 1983. He spent the next nine years of his life selling homes and developing sub-divisions throughout southeastern Indiana.  During this period of time, he was among one of the top national associates for Unibilt Homes. In 1987, he and his wife bought the funeral home in Osgood.  Although Lila has run the business, Bill helped her out daily throughout the years. By 1992, he decided to close the construction company and turn his lifelong passion for collectible firearms into a business with the opening of Willy’s Pawn & Gun Shop. He then became an active member of the Indiana Pawnbrokers, Colt Collectors, Winchester Arms, Ohio Gun Collectors and National Rifle Associations.  He spent these years going to work every day with a smile and was honored to be named Ripley County’s Business Person of the Year in 1998. His hard work and dedication paid off, given in 2002, he was able to semi-retire. He then spent the rest of his days traveling the country buying and selling private antique gun collections.  Through this endeavor, he met a variety of interesting clients, who became some of his dearest friends who traveled from far and wide to spend time with him during his final days.From a civic stand-point, Bill felt he had been blessed to have lived in such an amazing community.  Throughout his lifetime, he tried to give back by serving on various philanthropic boards and organizations.  He was a leader of Boy Scout Troup 638 from 1973 to 1978 and chaired the committee for years after.  He was a lifetime member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Methodist Church; past president of the Osgood Development Foundation; three time president of the Osgood Civic Club; and 15 year member and past president of the Ripley County Parks & Recreation Board.  Other groups in which Bill was honored to serve included the Osgood Masonic Lodge 603, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Southeastern Indiana Shrine Club, Indianapolis Murat Shrine, and the Sons of the American Legion.Aside from his work and civic duties, Bill had a vast array of hobbies.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Following a 30 year tradition, he was able to travel to Michigan this past Fourth of July for one last family fishing trip.  He believed in land conservation as he partnered with the USDA and DNR on various soil and wetland conservation projects.  In addition, he was a lifelong member of Ducks Unlimited and contributed to a number of wildlife preservation efforts.  He loved his farm, as he spent several years crop farming and raising purebred cattle.  He, his wife, and their children were actively involved in 4-H and the Indiana and National Polled Hereford Associations where they traveled the country exhibiting and showing their cattle.  Luckily, he was able to see this passion reignite when his grandchildren entered the show ring after a 20 year hiatus.  He also enjoyed John Deere Gator rides through the woods with his two canine friends, Colt and Chester, cooking, and seeking out the best restaurants in the United States.  No matter where you were headed, Bill could tell you where to eat and what was the best item on the menu.However, the greatest testament to his life came from the admiration he had for and received from his family and friends.  Bill was a loyal person and a straightforward advisor.  Once in his circle, his love for you was unwavering.  He spent 46 plus years with the love of his life, with whom together, raised three children and spoiled five grandchildren, whom he totally adored.  He also deeply cared about everyone else in his extended family and cherished his friends.  Although his life was cut a bit shorter than what he would have preferred, he knew he had lived a good one and had been blessed.  He believed in God and was content to know his legacy would live on through his family and friends.Bill is survived by his wife, Lila (Coyle) Neal; daughter, Shannon (Jeff) McLeod (Greensburg); son, Travis (Toya) Neal (Osgood); son, Frederick (Alesha) Neal (Osgood); five grandchildren, Molly and Mason McLeod; Will and Aubrey Neal; and Olivia Neal; his step-mother Betty Neal (Osgood); sister Beth (Neal) Baylor (Lawrenceburg); and brother Scott Neal (Osgood).Visitation will be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, September 9, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Osgood United Methodist Church at 9:00 a.m.  Entombment will immediately follow at the Mud Pike Cemetery near Osgood, Indiana.  Memorials can be made to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or the Cincinnati Children’s Shrine Hospital. Arrangements were made by Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, Indiana. www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Europa League: Man United, Inter reach Europa League last eight

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The World Andres Andrade hit the crossbar with a powerful header after 10 minutes at an almost empty Old Trafford before Peter Michorl fired wide just after the quarter of an hour mark. The Linz-based outfit had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock as defender Philipp Wiesinger rifled into the top corner from outside the box after 55 minutes. Their celebrations were shortlived as Jesse Lingard equalised on the counter attack for United three minutes later. Loading… Anthony Martial claimed the match-winner with two minutes to go despite LASK goalkpeer Alexander Schlager getting a foot to the France striker’s shot. Inter’s meeting with the La Liga side was played over just one leg in Gelsenkirchen to save time ahead of next week’s last eight to be held in Germany. They advanced to the next round as Romelu Lukaku became the club’s first player to score in five straight European appearances since Brazilian striker Adriano in 2004. Lukaku slotted home after Alessandro Bastoni’s long ball after 33 minutes. The Spaniards were given a chance to take the game to penalties with 25 minutes remaining as VAR said Diego Godin had handballed in his own box but veteran cente-forward Jorge Molina missed the resulting penalty. Christian Eriksen made sure of Inter’s spot after 84 minutes with his first touch after Dakonam Djene made a mess of a clearance inside his own area. Former Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku scored his 30th goal of the season in Inter Milan’s win Read Also: Chelsea may incur £84m deficit after off-loading ten-name stars Elsewhere, 2009 champions Shakhtar Donetsk booked a last eight spot against Basel or Eintracht Frankfurt after three goals within the closing four minutes clinched a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg. On Thursday Rangers head to Leverkusen, Wolves host Olympiakos, and Sevilla face Roma in Duisburg. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United edged LASK 2-1 and Inter Milan beat Getafe 2-0 on Wednesday night in rescheduled ties due to the coronavirus pandemic to clinch places in the quarter finals of the Europa League. United had a 5-0 lead from their first leg played in March and will face Copenhagen who enjoyed a 3-0 victory on the night over Istanbul Basaksehir. Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan will face either Steven Gerrard’s Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen with the Germans holding a 3-1 lead going into Thursday’s match. Despite United’s comfortable lead from March 12’s first leg the visitors caused problems early on.last_img read more

Pagenaud Wins from Pole

first_img33588Herta 11325Hinchcliffe 101125Daly 72319Ferrucci 313332Kaiser 193124Karam PagenaudSpeedway, Ind. — Despite concerns, the weather was not a factor in Sunday’s 103rd running of The Indianapolis 500.  In the closing laps, it was Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi trading the lead, with Pagenaud taking the checkered flag.  The win is the first Indy 500 victory for the Frenchman, and the eighteenth for his boss, Roger Penske.“It’s pretty amazing.  It’s a dream come true, a lifetime of trying to achieve this.  So I’m just speechless.  It’s just incredible.” said Pagenaud, who started from the pole position and now leads the season points race.Runner-up, Alexander Rossi, credited the additional power of Penske’s Chevrolet engine with giving his opponent the edge over his own Honda-powered machine.  “Horsepower.  That’s, unfortunately, the way it is,” he said.  Adding that, “Nothing else matters here but winning,” and that “today will suck for a while.”RossiThird place was taken by the former winner, Takuma Sato, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.  Penske drivers Josef Newgarden and Will Power round out the top five.  Other notable performances include Indianapolis’ own Ed Carpenter’s sixth-place finish, and 20-year-old rookie, Santino Ferrucci, who brought his Dale Coyne entry across the yard of bricks in seventh place.  Ferrucci seems to be the obvious choice for rookie-of-the-year honors, as none of the race’s four other rookies finished on the lead lap.FerrucciNext for the IndyCar Series are the two Streets of Detroit races, next Saturday and Sunday.  Team Penske considers that course their ‘home’ track but hasn’t won there since 2016.Here are the full results for the 103rd Indianapolis 500: FinishStartCarDriver 282910Rosenqvist 6220Carpenter 91614Kanaan 23137Ericsson 163039Mann 1122Pagenaud 13463Jones 261098Andretti 18123Castroneves 5612Power 17189Dixon 271715Rahal 30718Bourdais 15244Leist 212560Harvey 221977Servia 482Newgarden 14321Pigot 252023Kimball 31430Sato 202148Hildebrand 2927Rossi 121533Davison 322781Hanley 82228Hunter-Reay 292826Veach 242642Kinglast_img read more

Ireland name unchanged squad

first_imgIreland are to stick with the 15 players at their pre-World Cup training camp for their campaign in the global tournament which gets under way in Australia and New Zealand next month. Press Association William Porterfield, one of five in the squad set to take part in a third World Cup for Ireland, will lead the same group of players named last month for the training camp and tri-series in Dubai against fellow qualifiers Scotland and Afghanistan. Ireland’s six World Cup debutants will be Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Andrew McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Stuart Thompson and Craig Young. center_img Porterfield said: “It’s fantastic to be leading Ireland in another global tournament. “We’ve produced some wonderful performances over the years in World Cups, and there’s no reason why we can’t claim further successes in Australia and New Zealand. “While we may have lost the surprise factor over the years, we’ve certainly gained a lot of respect for our brand of cricket – which has been pretty pleasing.” Also still central to Ireland’s plans is all-rounder Kevin O’Brien, who produced one of the most memorable World Cup performances of all time with a record-breaking century in the shock victory over England in Bangalore in 2011. Porterfield added: “There’s a great mix as always in the squad, and the younger guys coming through are all hungry – which keeps the more experienced players on their toes. Competition for places has been fierce, and that’s got to be good for Irish cricket.” Ireland have not named any potential replacements for the tournament, but plan nonetheless to have additional players in Australia should cover be needed in the event of injury. The final squads for all 14 competing nations are expected to be confirmed on Wednesday, when last month’s provisional 30s are due to be halved – but along with Ireland’s, those of England, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are already published. Ireland World Cup squad: W Porterfield (Captain), A Balbirnie, P Chase, A Cusack, G Dockrell, E Joyce, A McBrine, J Mooney, T Murtagh, K O’Brien, N O’Brien (wkt), P Stirling, S Thompson, G Wilson (wkt), C Young. last_img read more

Trojan netters both in top 10 to begin 2016

first_imgThe men’s tennis team is coming off a successful 2015 season in which it spent several weeks as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.USC men have won five of the last seven national titles and are sure to be serious competitors again this season. The 2016 team is anchored by junior Nick Crystal and senior Max de Vroome, both key contributors to last season’s team with records of 29-6 and 28-8, respectively. In addition, Tanner Smith, son of head coach Peter Smith, and Connor Farren are returning to the Trojans, both seeing action last season with the team.Although the 2015 team graduated four of its top six players, it is bringing in the third-ranked recruiting class in the nation. Logan Smith and Jake DeVine are the two members of the class, both ranked in the preseason top 100 and are expected to have an immediate impact.Smith, a five time Pac-12 and two time national coach of the year, returns for his 14th season as head coach. He has led the team to five national titles and under him they have finished ranked top 10 in the final rankings the last nine years in a row.The women’s team had an even more impressive showing, losing only two matches all season on the way to an appearance in the NCAA semifinals and are looking to improve upon that in the upcoming season.They are looking to win their first national title since 1985 and enter the preseason ranked second in the nation, behind only defending national champions Vanderbilt, a team the Trojans defeated last season at Marks Stadium. Head coach Richard Gallien returns to USC for his 21st season, leading the Trojans to 18 straight finishes in the top 20, collecting five Pac-12 coach of the year awards along the way.After only graduating two of their top six players, they are led by senior Giuliana Olmos and sophomores Gabby Smith and Madison Westby. Olmos had a successful offseason in which she competed in several professional ITF Futures tournaments, collecting three titles and an additional appearance in the semifinals.In addition to the returners, they are adding freshmen Rianna Valdes and Jessica Failla, both ranked inside the top 80 nationally in the preseason rankings. Failla is coming off a successful winter season, where she was able to win the USTA under-18 National Winter Championship. This is shaping up to be an exciting season, with three additional Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 10.The Women of Troy begin their season Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. against UC Santa Barbara at Marks Stadium.last_img read more

Football: Offensive line remains to be truly tested

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers’ offensive line was put to the test going into the 2019 season. So far, they’ve gotten off to both a hot start and one that leaves certain questions unanswered.Sophomore Kayden Lyles, senior Jason Erdmann and sophomore Josh Seltzner are splitting snaps at guard, and are successfully working to have this offensive line build upon its performance last season. “The Hippo formation,” a setup in which the Badgers stack seven offensive linemen on the line with two tight ends in the backfield, is just one example of this changing offensive line.Joe Rudolph, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, spoke to the La Crosse Tribune about the line strategy.“We’re an O-line at Wisconsin, that’s what we’re known for, is consistency there,” Rudolph said. “Next guy in is not going to drop off, there’s not going to be any difference, that rotation shows exactly that. I can go in at one spot, communicate, get the right calls out, somebody else can come in on the other side. It’s the same thing all the way around.”Going into this season, the Badgers weren’t confident in who would start at guard. Over the past couple of weeks, they’ve been developing this rotation into one of the premier offensive lines in the nation.In between the starting guard positions, All-American and first-team All-Big Ten center Tyler Biadasz is the perfect bridge in the foundation of this strong and dominant offensive line. Biadasz, a 6-foot-3 junior who earned All-Big Ten honors in both his freshman and sophomore years is undoubtedly a key member of the Badger front line of attack.No matter what leaders the Badgers have returning to their offensive unit, facing Big Ten teams such as Michigan and Northwestern was always going to be a rigorous test.They handled that test with relative ease.Against Michigan, the offensive line propelled the Badger running game to one of their best performances of the year. Jonathan Taylor, among contributions from Nakia Watson, John Chenal and others, netted the team a grand total of 359 rushing yards on the day. This performance is in large part thanks to the offensive line that stifled the Michigan front defensive seven all game.Football: Five takeaways from Wisconsin’s pummeling of MichiganThe University of Wisconsin football team welcomed Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines to Madison on Saturday and Read…Furthermore, the Badger front held strong against a Michigan defensive line that, after Saturday’s game against Iowa, proved themselves to be a sturdy source of pressure on the opposing offense. Wisconsin allowed just one sack and one other tackle for loss the entire game, even when they began to rotate through their depth chart toward the end.Northwestern was another story. The offensive line ran into what was without a doubt their toughest test of the season to date. Northwestern managed to hold the Badgers to a measly 130 yards on the ground and nearly held Taylor to his first sub-100 yard game of the season.The Wildcats’ defense also managed to outperform Michigan in achieving tackles for loss with four total on the day.Football: Four takeaways from Badgers’ close bout with WildcatsThe No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) continued their impressive start to 2019 with a 24–15 victory at Read…While no one can deny the Badgers have put up stunning numbers on the ground and given up relatively few sacks on the season, its difficult to attribute all of this to the talent level of the offensive line.It is entirely possible that the raw talent of Jonathan Taylor and company was enough to have a string of breakout performances against teams with sub-par defensive front sevens. When the Badgers went up against a strong defensive line in Northwestern, they showed signs of faltering.The fact of the matter is the Wisconsin offensive line is always going to be the heart of the team. It will continue to get recruits like five-star Logan Brown who, while he hasn’t contributed to this year’s efforts on the field in a significant way, shows promise as a developing talent.Football: Departure of key talent leaves offensive line, backfield searching for replacementsWeek three of the spring position previews shifts focus from Jim Leonhard’s defense to the offensive side of the football, Read…In fact, two of the top three recruits the Badgers snagged in 2019 were offensive linemen. This team is an undoubted pipeline for talent in the trenches. Yet, with a lot of developing youth following a strong 2018 graduating class, it’s fair to be skeptical that the offensive line will be able to hold up against a defensive test such as The Ohio State University.They almost folded in the face of the Wildcats, and it’s impossible to know whether that game was a fluke or not. My heart tells me yes, but only time will tell.Football: Wisconsin rolls through Kent State en route to fifth straight victoryThe No. 8 University of Wisconsin football team (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) defeated Kent State (2-3, 1-0 MAC) at Camp Read…Kent State provided little insight into the true prowess of this offensive line — it will take a Big Ten competitor to give them their first true litmus test to see what they’re made of.last_img read more

Alberto Salazar handed a four-year ban for violating anti-doping rules

first_img“The athletes in these cases found the courage to speak out and ultimately exposed the truth,” said Travis T. Tygart. “While acting in connection with the Nike Oregon Project, Mr. Salazar and Dr. Brown demonstrated that winning was more important than the health and wellbeing of the athletes they were sworn to protect,” he added. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By LIVE TV COMMENT FOLLOW UScenter_img Last Updated: 1st October, 2019 15:17 IST Alberto Salazar Handed A Four-year Ban For Violating Anti-doping Rules American track coach Alberto Salazar, who coached four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, has been handed a four-year ban for violating anti-doping rules Kunal Gaurav First Published: 1st October, 2019 15:17 IST According to USADA, it relied on more than 2,000 exhibits and the proceedings included 30 witnesses and 5,780 pages of transcripts.Read: Prithvi Shaw Issues Statement After BCCI’s Doping Ban, Says The News Has Shaken HimMo Farah parted ways in 2017In 2017, after USADA started investigating Salazar, the quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah parted ways with his coach. Farah had posted a video on Twitter saying he wanted to move back to his home in London. “I really miss home …I will no longer be coached by Alberto Salazar.” Salazar has also coached 2012 Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp. In 2012, Salazar, along with John Brant, published the autobiography 14 Minutes: A Running Legend’s Life and Death and Life.Read: BCCI Suspends Prithvi Shaw Till November 15 After Doping Violation, Statement Here American track coach and former world-class long-distance runner Alberto Salazar has been handed a four-year ban for violating anti-doping rules. The case was pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) decided to ban Alberto Salazar along with endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown for four years for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct”. Salazar was working as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) while Brown was a paid consultant for the NOP on performance enhancement when the case surfaced.Read: Russia Given 3 Weeks By WADA To Explain Alleged Doping Data TamperingGuilty of trafficking testosteroneAlberto Salazar, who had trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, was found guilty of trafficking testosterone, a banned performance-enhancing drug. According to the two independent three-member panels, Salazar violated three anti-doping codes. The panel found Salazar guilty of ‘Administration of a Prohibited Method’, ‘Tampering and/or attempted tampering with the doping control process’, and ‘Trafficking of testosterone through involvement in a testosterone testing program in violation of the rules’. Salazar and Brown’s periods of ban started on September 30, 2019, the date the decisions were released.Read: Russian Anti-doping Chief Attacks His Own Athletics FederationAthletes praised for ‘exposing the truth’While Mo Farah had denied any wrongdoing, USADA Chief Executive Officer Travis T. Tygart praised the athletes who ‘exposed the truth’.last_img read more

NBA 2K League Qualifier to get underway in January

first_imgThe NBA 2K League has announced that the first stage of qualifying for the inaugural season will take place in January, 2018. NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue announced the initial qualification as well as other components of the league in a Reddit Ask Me Anything yesterday. He addressed questions from the community around the league, providing further detail as to the structure and criteria that need to be met in order to have the opportunity to be drafted by one of the teams set to compete.The initial qualifying component requires players to win a total of 50 games in NBA 2K18’s Pro-AM mode as well as completing an online application. The window opens on the 1st January 2018 and will shut on the 31st January. Players can compete as a walk-on, part of a team or a combination of the two. Winning more than 50 games does not increase a player’s standing in the proverbial rankings. The qualification is open to anyone across the world who has a copy of NBA 2K18 on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4. It will not be open to those competing on PC or the likes of Nintendo Switch. Those who make it through the January application window will be invited to further rounds of qualification which will take place through February. Ultimately, the best players will then be selected for the draft which will take place in March.Each player drafted by an NBA 2K League franchise will be housed by their respective organisation which provides a very interesting opportunity for those not just in the United States. Each of the 17 teams competing will draft five players, and the season will get underway in May 2018, with games taking place in central studios for the inaugural season before it moves to a more regional approach.Esports Insider says: Fancy yourself as an NBA star? Get involved then. We have to admit that we’re not the most avid of NBA fans over here, but who wouldn’t want to be drafted for a team and move to the States to compete every week? Maybe it’s time to start playing…last_img read more

Zion Williamson joins Jordan Brand on richest rookie shoe deal in NBA history

first_img Related News Damian Lillard pulls out of USA Basketball camp; Jaylen Brown, Julius Randle added Well, this should be fun.Welcome to the family, @ZionWilliamson . #JUMPMAN pic.twitter.com/nSY2Eh0Fnu— Jordan (@Jumpman23) July 23, 2019“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” Williamson said in a release. “Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”Williamson, who turned 19 earlier this month, was selected first overall by New Orleans in last month’s draft. He averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game in his lone season at Duke Marcus Morris explains decision to pull out of agreement with Spurs, sign with Knicks Zion Williamson has been a pro for one month and is already joining the elite.The NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick on Tuesday announced he has joined Nike’s Jordan Brand family. Lakers claim Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother Kostas off waiverscenter_img Let’s Dance #JUMPMANA post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionwilliamson) on Jul 23, 2019 at 9:30am PDT According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who cited unidentified sources, the endorsement agreement extends five years and becomes the richest annual rookie shoe deal in NBA history.The Pelicans forward joins the likes of Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in signing with the brand. “Zion’s incredible determination, character and play are inspiring,” Michael Jordan said in a release. “He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future. He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do.” View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

Broncos hire Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator after coach’s dismissal from Giants

first_imgFormer New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has been appointed offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.Shurmur was fired by the Giants in December after two seasons in charge of the NFL franchise, where he managed a 9-23 record. The 54-year-old, however, has landed on his feet after joining the Broncos for the 2020 season.”Pat is an established play-caller with significant experience leading an offense as both a coordinator and head coach,” head coach Vic Fangio said on Tuesday. “Having coached against Pat for a number of years, he’s always impressed me. His track record of developing younger players is outstanding. Pat brings a collaborative approach to working with the staff as well as a flexibility to adjust the offense to our players and opponents. We’re excited to add someone of his calibre to our coaching staff.”OFFICIAL: We’ve named Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. » https://t.co/gkjkl0bhHw pic.twitter.com/2BFzeXAnqV— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 14, 2020Prior to his role as head coach of the Giants, Shurmur spent two years as offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings.last_img read more